PARSIPPANY, NJ — Hollister Construction Services, a full-service construction manager specializing in educational, corporate, healthcare, industrial, residential and retail construction, has completed a new 14,400 s/f recreational facility for Gill St. Bernard’s. Built within the school’s 208-acre campus in Gladstone, NJ.
“We are thrilled to open this wonderful new facility on our campus. Its completion will allow us to now move ahead with the construction of the new performing arts center,” said Sid Rowell, Head of School at Gill St. Bernard’s School.
Built from a pre-engineered steel structure, the multi-purpose recreational center and gymnasium features bleachers that seat approximately 200 people, a multi-sport practice and game court, new locker rooms with 120 double-height lockers, new bathrooms, and a new fitness and exercise facility. The recreational facility also serves as the main gymnasium for Lower and Middle School students. The project required extensive site-work and landscaping, as well as the installation of all new utility services required to support the new facility.
“The new recreation building is a powerful asset for both Gill St. Bernard and its students, and we were pleased to support the school by bringing this project to completion swiftly and efficiently,” said Kieran Flanagan, president at Hollister. Hollister’s portfolio of notable projects includes K-12 private institutions, urban charter schools and higher-education institutions throughout the tri-state area. Most recently, the company completed five new charter schools located in Newark and Jersey City. In addition, Hollister just completed a multi-phase renovation for the Pingry School Lower School, an independent day school in Short Hills, NJ. The Hollister team leading this effort includes Kieran Flanagan, project executive; Brian Lemchak, senior project manager; Michael Nappo, superintendent; Allison Koterba, project coordinator, and Frank Caputo, senior estimator. The project was designed by USA Architects with civil design by Dynamic Engineering Consultants.